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Personal and party papers, Cambridge

USSR: FCO research note ("MS Gorbachev: A Biographical Note") ["Gorbachev belongs to a new generation ... [but] has made his entire career in the Party apparatus, whose cautious and secretive methods have not been relaxed"] ​​​​​​​[released 2017]

Document type: Declassified documents
Source: THCR 1/10/114 f158
Editorial comments:
Importance ranking: Major
Word count: 25pp
Themes: Foreign policy (USSR & successor states), British relations with the US, British relations with the Soviet Union